Travis D. Breaux
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Institute for Software Research, Carnegie Mellon University
Travis Breaux is the director of the CMU Master of Software Engineering program, which has graduated more than 1,200 alumni in 30 years. MSE students are promoted to senior software engineering positions two to three times faster than graduates from peer CMU programs. His research investigates how to specify and design software to comply with policy and law in a trustworthy, reliable manner. This includes the technical challenges of compliance with COPPA, HIPAA, and GDPR.
Before joining CMU in 2016, Travis was a research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses under the office of the secretary of defense. He obtained his Ph.D. in computer science from North Carolina State University, B.S. in computer and information science (with honors) from the University of Oregon, and B.A. in anthropology from the University of Houston.